Recycling and education

What happens to your recycling?

Your household recycling is delivered to a Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) in Ford where it is sorted and separated, ready to be turned into new goods and products.

The MRF in Ford is one of the most advanced in the country and has a dedicated Education Centre. Visiting school children are able to find out what happens to their recycling once it has been collected from their home.

The facility is open to groups of children from Key Stage 2 and above.

To find out more and book a trip please see:


Wastebuster is a free environmental educational programme for all primary schools. With media rich education resources, films and activities it aims to make waste an exciting part of the curriculum and inspire social change. It also provides information and news regarding waste reduction and recycling in West Sussex.

For more information and to access the free resources please visit the:

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Page last updated: 11 August 2021

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